Olaf Sztaba is one of the photographers, whose artisitc journey I follow with great pleasure. His photography is inspiring and his youtube channel videos really put the art of crafting the image before anything else.
So I am very happy to share here on FujiRumors, that, after years of work, he finished his eBook “Seeing Simplified: How to See and Craft Great Imagery“.
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“In this brand new book from Olaf Sztaba, known as a visual poet, you will find enough knowledge, tips and insights to take your seeing, creativity and street photography to new visual heights. The book design allows you to tap into Olaf’s philosophy as each carefully-crafted image is accompanied by short, to the point lessons on the craft of seeing. Olaf’s unconventional approach, mastery of light and shape, and witty writing will challenge you to take your photography to a new level. This PDF e-book contains 212 pages of stunning imagery and thought-provoking writing from a “real artistic visionary.”
Make sure to check out also Olaf’s webiste here.
If you are interested in more eBooks, we have a made a selection of ebooks here. I am pretty sure many you will find something amongst it, that can be useful.
Does Gear Matter?
Let’s grab the occasion of Olaf’s new ebook, to share a bit of a different roundup, focussing less on the latest and greatest gear, and more on inspiration and on stories told using Fujifilm gear.
But don’t worry. I am the first to admit that talking and speculating about gear is simply fun, too. So make sure to follow FujiRumors on Facebook, RSS-feed, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter… and I promise we are going to have lots of fun… very soon :)
Stories of the Day
CHERNOBYL: Nate Robert: “This post shows that a non-weather-sealed XE2s can survive three entire days in the middle of a snowy, freezing winter, inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – a radioactive wasteland. After my X-Pro1 stopped working in Chernobyl, I picked up a good deal on the old-model XE2s and have started using the Fuji 16/1.4 – an exceptionally crisp lens, perhaps not as characteristic in rendering as the 18mm, but I do like the extra 2mm.” Check out the story: Inside a Nuclear Reactor – The OMFG Chernobyl Tour
ANTARTICA: Richard Simko: “I had a priviledge to join a trip to Antarctica on a tall ship. I have just recently finished the 7 part serios on my blog covering the trip and of course some photographes. Perhaps you might be interested. Among 55 people including crew, there were only 5 mirrorless cameras and only one Fujifilm. Mine :)” Here are the 7 parts: Ushuaia, Meet the Ship, Crossing the Drake Passage and first landing, South Shetland Islands, Sailing towards Antarctic Peninsula, Last days and farewell Antarctica, Gallery.
X AMBASSADOR’S LIFE: Flemming Bo Jensen tells about his five year as a Fujifilm X-series camera ambassador. Read the whole story at flemmingbojensen.